Stoke Newington is a district in the borough of Hackney. Originally home to a mostly Irish population, Stoke Newington now has a large Turkish population, with emerging Asian and African communities, making it a culturally and ethnically diverse area. There are many local places of interest and attractions within easy reach, such as St Paul’s churchyard farmers’ market and the Abney Park Blitz memorial. The Stoke Newington Library Gallery and Kidzmania are additional attractions for the family to enjoy.
The majority of development in Stoke Newington has occurred over the last decade. This has led to the rise of numerous independent businesses with retail stores, book shops and clothing stores being the primary users of commercial and office space. There are a number of beauty salons and hair-dressers in the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
With the likes of Ryan’s Bar and The Drop to choose from, the nightlife in Stoke Newington is fun and vibrant. If you want to catch a movie, you can head to the Rio Cinema or for live music you can spend an evening at Open the Gate. No matter what you enjoy, you will find suitable entertainment options within easy reach. When it comes to dining out, those yearning for tasty Thai cuisine can head down to Yum Yum, while Sariyer Balik is the place to go if you want to sample Turkish cooking. There are many different restaurants in this area, with a great selection of international cuisine to choose from.
Transportation links are decent with easy access to Rectory Road and Stoke Newington railway stations, while Stamford Hill station is also in close proximity. A short walk will bring you to Manor House tube station. Bus routes and taxis can be found easily in this area.